What size earring goes in a forward helix?
If you used a 18 gauge needle (1.0mm thick), go for the slightly thinner 18g studs. ✨ Both gauge sizes are standard for a forward helix piercing. As for post length, both 6mm and 8mm are pretty standard sizes.
What type of earring is best for forward helix?
What Is the Best Material for Helix Piercing Jewelry? When getting your helix pierced, the piercing jewelry should be 14k gold or implant-grade titanium. These are the highest quality metals for earrings. Genuine gold earrings, in particular, are easier to clean thoroughly and are less likely to cause infection.
Can you put a normal earring in a forward helix piercing?
In some cases, you can use any type of earring for the cartilage piercing, such as hoops and posts. Yet, earrings made for cartilage are generally more comfortable. Cuffs: Cuffs work well for helix piercings. The cuff part of the earring curves around the ear cartilage.
What gauge should a helix piercing be?
The most common gauge for a helix piercing is 16 gauge, although some are done at 14 gauge instead. If you did not go to a piercer to have it professionally done, and instead had your ear pierced anywhere that uses a piercing gun, then the gauge you wear may be smaller than the standard size.
How long should a forward helix piercing hurt for?
It’s important to remember that forward helix healing times vary from person to person and that different kinds of cartilage piercings take longer to heal than others. The being said, forward helix ear piercings typically heal in about 3-6 months on average.
Can you get a hoop in your helix right away?
It is possible to get pierced with a ring in your cartilage or nose straight away so the answer is yes, we can pierce you with a ring! Other popular areas to have pierced with rings are the helix, nipple, conch, lip, eyebrow and navel/belly. You may have heard that you should not pierce with rings.
Should I get one or two helix piercings?
They say two is better than one, and it’s certainly true with the double helix piercing. The best part about the helix is that it offers a wide area for piercing. Because of this, you can opt for double helix piercings close to each other, far away, or anything in between.
Can I change my helix piercing after 2 months?
Usually after 2-3 months this is adequate time to change a helix piercing. Don’t forget, most cartilage piercings take around a year to heal, so after this change, its really important you leave it in until it has fully healed!
Can I get a hoop for my first helix piercing?
What hurts more forward helix or Tragus?
The forward helix is a smaller area but the cartilage is a bit more dense so you will definitely feel it more than the helix. The tragus gets more painful because it is a smaller and ever more dense area than the forward helix. Since it’s thicker you do feel it a lot more.
What hurts more helix or forward helix?
Forward helix piercings typically come with a fair amount of pain. That is to say, while a forward helix piercing is not nearly as painful as more sensitive piercings to body parts, such as nipples, they are definitely more painful than simple lobe piercings.